We would like to welcome and introduce the newest member of the WWRC staff, Hillary Clark. Hillary spent her childhood surrounded by an incredible diversity of wildlife in the coastal oak forests and scrubland floodplains of South Texas. She first experienced the wonders of Washington State as an AmeriCorps volunteer in the Entiat River Valley, where she fell in love with the state’s wide range of landscapes, huge trees, high peaks, and easy access to recreation.
After completing her Masters of Environmental Education with a focus on nonprofit administration at Western Washington University and the North Cascades Institute, Hillary settled in North Central Washington. There, she spent nearly seven years working in community engagement and philanthropy for a land trust. Through that work, she has seen the positive impact of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program on wildlife habitat and recreation access in her community. She looks forward to supporting the Coalition as it champions this and other programs.
When not working to care for her adopted home, Hillary can be found growing vegetables and flowers, attempting to convert her lawn into native plants, hiking, paddle boarding, skiing, mountain biking, and climbing. She lives with her husband and dog on a working lavender farm outside of Leavenworth, the ancestral homelands of the P’Squosa/Wenatchi.